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Since 1822 “Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat” has been the official name of a glasshouse first founded in 1764. The classic period of paperweight manufacture was 1845-1865. Opinions differ as to whether the factory continued to make paperweights in the closing years of the 19th century. Baccarat produced an amazing variety of complex canes and in ca. 1847 introduced Gridel silhouettes depicting animals and birds. Signature and date canes are only found in millefiori paperweights. Apart from its wide range of millefiori weights, Baccarat was one of the foremost producers of lampwork flower paperweights.

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Reference: BAC 04350
The relatively flat cushion is composed of short sections of white latticinio and predominantly blue/white & green/white twists with just a hint of yellow and salmon-pink.  Close to the centre is a single blue/white whorl cane. Polished, concave base with a wide basal rim...
Reference: BAC K357
A small pansy with 2 deep-purple and 3 purple-tipped yellow petals on an opaque white underlay. The lower petals have distinct black markings.  Surrounding the flowerhead are the tips of 3 leaves; the short curved stem bears 2 further leaves.Polished, concave base finished with a star cut...
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